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John Crompton
Lyons Pr (July 1, 1987)
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John Crompton’s most popular book is The Spider.

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JOHN CROMPTON, the English writer, has had two previous books published in America. The first concerned spiders, the second ants. His third, "The Hunting Wasp," deals with a group of insects that has astonished and fascinated naturalists for generations

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Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780941130295. Release Date:March 1987. Publisher:Globe Pequot Press, The.

Sir Charles John Crompton (12 June 1797 – 30 October 1865) was an English justice of the queen's bench. Born in Derby, he was the third son of Dr. Peter Crompton, and his second cousin Mary, daughter of John Crompton of Chorley Hall, Lancashire. Peter was a member of the Derby Philosophical Society and his father was a banker there.

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Describes the characteristics and behavior of spiders, looks at different breeds, and discusses their hunting techniques, breeding, natural enemies, courtship and intelligence
  • Na
Like the other two reviewers here, I found my copy of "Spider" in a used book store. I was also fortunate enough to also find "The Hunting Wasp." John Crompton, whose full name is John Battersby Compton Lamburn was born in England in 1893 and died in 1972. We do not know a lot about this author's personal life but we do know that during WWI he served in Rhodesia with the British South African Police and with the RAF in Iceland during WWII.

During his life time Crompton wrote nine fictional books and six books on natural history, this work being one of the later.

Compton was not a scientist but rather one of those somewhat eccentric Englishmen who since pre-Victorian times studied natural history as a hobby and wrote about it. Since this work was published in 1950 we can sort of consider the author as either the "last of his breed," or a through-back to and earlier time.

It was the author's stated goal to write like a common person for the enjoyment and edification of the common man. I truly feel he accomplished this with his natural history writing.

This is a book about spiders. The writing here is delightful, spritely and informative. Simply put, this is a fun read and you will learn a lot. Now do not expect a technical scientific work here that unless you specialize in the study of spiders, you will find you eyes rolling to the back of your head; no, this is an extremely amusing read and simply packed with little know facts that are quite digestible.

Do not expect to find all of the facts here to be written in stone. While the author most certainly tries to be accurate, the reader must remember when this work was written and forgive the few inaccuracies that pop up here and there. I do not think I would use this work to back up a scientific paper on the subject of spiders. As has been pointed out, the author has a real tendency, as did the Victorians, to attribute many human emotions and actions to spiders that, to be frank, just are not there. A good example of this is when he describes some spiders to be "sadistic" while others quite "humane." There are "good spiders," and there are "evil spiders." That though is a part of the charm of this book.

The prose, while a bit archaic here and there is quite good and pleasing to the ear. The facts, and truly, most of them are quite accurate, are extremely interesting and the reader will leave the book knowing much more about spiders than they did when the first page was turned.

Do yourself a reading favor and get a copy of this one. I promise you that you will not be sorry.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
  • Orevise
I picked up a copy of this book in a used book store recently. I initially thought it was going to be a dry, scholarly tome that would put me to sleep in between interesting parts. I was wrong.
The book was fascinating. Crompton's dry British wit and side stories were very amusing. His descriptions of the spider behaviors brought them to life almost like they were human. However he never went overboard to where he ascribed human emotions or thoughts to them.
It's easy to find books that cover the topic in greater technical detail but I doubt if you could find a more entertaining book that manages to cover a great deal of information about spiders and their habits.
I fully intend to track down copies of Crompton's other books on Bees and Wasps.
  • Faebei
Like another reviewer, I found this book in a used book store and picked it up. Some informative books go "stale" over time as their information is outpaced but this volume doesn't suffer that fate.

Crompton's writing is engrossing and entertaining. He frames the lives and habits of spiders in such a way that gives point of reference similarities to human culture. His tone is conversational and you get the feeling you're discussing spiders with him over dinner rather than reading his book.

I would love to have met Crompton because I'm sure he's just as captivating as his writing and enthusiasm for the subject of spiders convey.